Courses in Computational and Experimental Methods

Upper-Division Courses

110. Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology. (4 units.) An introduction to (1) phonetic transcription of speech using the International Phonetic Alphabet, (2) acoustic analysis of speech, (3) physiological and cognitive aspects of speech production and perception, and (4) phonological analysis of language sound systems. Required for undergraduate majors and graduate students. 

113. Experimental Phonetics. (3 units.) Practical training in experimental phonetics; acoustic, physiological, and perceptual analysis of speech. 

158. Computational Methods. (3 units.) An introduction to computational methods for linguists. No prior programming experience required. Students will learn how to program, and will use that knowledge to manipulate and analyze linguistic datasets, including corpora. The course will also prepare students for further study in computational modeling.

160. Quantitative Methods in Linguistics. (4 units.) An introduction to research using quantitative analysis in linguistics and cognitive science. Students will learn how to use the R programming environment for statistical analysis and data visualization.

Graduate Courses

213. Advanced Experimental Phonetics. (3 units.) The goal of this course is to provide graduate students with advanced practical training in experimental methods within phonetics. This is a rotating topics course. The specific techniques taught will depend on the instructor. 

243. Language, Computation and Cognition.(3 units.) Seminar or special lecture course.

290M. Topics in Linguistic Theory: Psycholinguistics. (3 units.) Seminars or special lecture courses.